Kanchan Amatya wins Presidential Honor Roll Award from President Clinton

Published On: November 21, 2017 03:36 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: In celebration of its 10th annual meeting, President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation honored Nepal’s Ms. Kanchan Amatya with the Clinton Global Initiative Presidential Honor Roll Award at the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University in Boston. This coveted recognition celebrated the dedication and passion of the world’s most accomplished young commitment leaders and social entrepreneurs, who over the past decade, have made significant impact through their Commitment to Action.

The program featured former U.S. President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, as well as Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, and many other distinguished leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, policy makers, and difference-makers.

More than 1,500 leaders from more than 90 countries around the world came together for the 10th annual CGI University (CGI U) meeting, making more than 750 Commitments to Action to address this generation’s most pressing challenges. A funding of $750,000 was made available to selected CGIU 2017 attendees to help them turn their ideas into action.

Kanchan Amatya (21) is a young Nepalese social entrepreneur who currently serves as the UN Women’s Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment and UN Zero Hunger Champion​. She is the Founder and Executive Director of ​Sustainable Fish Farming Initiative - a female owned social enterprise which is fighting hunger and poverty in Nepal by empowering women farmers in Nepalese rural villages through sustainable fish farming practices.

Amatya was also recently awarded with “2017 Everyday Young Hero Award” by Youth Service America and was listed on “100 Young Leaders Under 25” by Impact Squared, UK. In 2015, Amatya awarded with the Resolution Fellowship by President Bill Clinton for her outstanding work in leading innovative solutions to change patterns across society, a press release issued by Clinton Global Initiative said.

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